South Africa fitness trainer Greg King to part ways with team after India Tests
South African team is set to part ways with their fitness trainer Greg King after the conclusion of the three-match Test series against India in India.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday said that King, who has been with the team for six years, will be emigrating because of the family responsibilities.
"The last six years with the team have been some of the best years of my professional life. I have thoroughly enjoyed working in this environment with some of the best players in the world. It has also been an honour and a privilege to call some of the best coaching and support staff in world cricket my colleagues and I will miss being a part of this very special set up massively," he was quoted as saying in a CSA media release.
"I want to thank my amazing wife and family for allowing me to go out and live my dream, which included spending long periods of time away from home for so long. Their love and unwavering support has meant everything to me and I look forward to spending more quality time at home with them going forward," he added.
King thanked the side for embracing him and appreciated the chance of being able to work every one who played for South Africa during his tenure.
"To the team, thank you for embracing me throughout this journey and I feel hugely fortunate to have had the chance to work with each and every person who has come and gone," said King.
"I must also thank Cricket South Africa for the wonderful opportunity. It's a phase of my life that I will never forget and I wish everyone all of the best going forward," concluded King.
The South African cricket board has decided to bring South Africa A team fitness trainer Tumi Masekela on board. Masekela will work with King during the three-match Test series, starting October 2, to commence the handover process before taking over from King immediately after the series in India comes to an end..